Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Mothers Day Table
Like many other Mothers, I prefer to eat at home on this day rather than fight the crowds & pay exorbitant prices for mediocre food & less than stellar service.
My wonderfully thoughtful daughter made me a delicious ham & cheese quiche the day before so I wouldn't have to cook. Wasn't that the sweetest gesture?
I had my DD & family come here for dessert & punch later in the evening. I wanted an excuse to use my newest milkglass items!
My older sister, Fritzie, prior to her knee surgery, bought me this lovely punch bowl with eight cups, all in perfect condition.
(I'm on the hunt for a nice ladle instead of the ironstone one that I used with it this time.)
You can see the grape cluster design on the sides of the items and not a chip or a crack anywhere...that is rare!
My younger sister, Ruth E., sent me several sets of these darling vintage snack plates with matching cups...all adorned with beautiful RED ROSES.
Our Mother had given them to her almost 30 years ago. I found two more sets on Ebay that match, so now I have enough for a party of 24!! I see many bridal & baby showers & maybe even some graduation parties with these in the future.
They are called "Rosecrest" Patio Snack Sets & were made by the Federal Glass Company in Columbus, OH.
Of course, you KNOW I had to have Ms. C's favorite candy on the table. I have 2 of these *quilted* looking milkglass dishes & just recently passed on buying a third. Now I'm kicking myself, because 3 of anything looks so cute together. I hope I see another one soon. My "tip" for Yvonne's Tutorials, Tips & Tidbits party is "Buy it when you see it! It might not be there when you go back!"
I found this mini red rose plant & fully intended to remove the foil & get it tucked down inside the milkglass compote (same grape cluster design as the punch bowl) before the company arrived. They surprised me & I didn't get it finished. Oh well...the splash of red foil just added to the fun of the table.
I made four of the napkins, shown below, last year. I used them out in the Gazebo here along with the quilted runner under the punch bowl. They go beautifully with the cherry placemats that I found at Tuesday Morning awhile ago.
I need to make four more! I had to alternate plain white hemstitched napkins, all held with red satin wrapped rings.
The RED flatware is from Target & has a much nicer weight to it than the BLUE ones I bought at Walmart. I hope Target has some other fun colors this year.
We enjoyed Lemon Supreme Pie from O'Charley's restaurant & I have to say, it was D-E-E-E-L-I-C-I-O-U-S!! You know how much I looooove lemon.
It is almost identical to the Marie Callender ones that I love so much & could only get when I visited Ruth E. in AZ. We don't have a Marie Callender near us in OH...Thank God!!!
I have a knock off/copy cat recipe for this pie that I'll share with you on Friday, so be sure to stop back then.
Oh & the NEXT time I used these cherry placemats, I'm going to make THESE instead:
Tuesday Morning has these mini dessert dishes, 12 with spoons for only $9.99! I bought two sets so I can use them for parties. I have a million ideas for how to put these to use. Just wait & see!
Aren't they cute?? They will be perfect for sorbet between courses or even individual shrimp cocktail appetizers.
I'm linking to Marty's Inspire Me meme &
Cuisine Kathleen's party Wednesday for Let's Dish as well as
Susan's Between Naps on the Porch for Tablescape Thursday &
The Tablescaper's Seasonal Sundays.
I hope you'll visit each of them to see some pretty tables.
Thanks for stopping by The Gazebo House, where life it slowly returning to normal. (whatever THAT is!)
Posted by Rettabug at 5/14/2013 01:51:00 PM